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Did you know that Portland Story Theater is a nonprofit arts organization and that any donations that you make are tax-deductible? We'd like to take a moment to ask you personally to please give us your support. Your donations make it possible for us to continue and expand our work. Portland Story Theater builds community and promotes understanding and empathy by giving voice to the real, true stories of oridinary people. Thank you, It means so much.
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Support for the 2014/15 Portland Story Theater season comes from the generosity of The James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation, The Polk Family Charitable Fund, Tonkon Torp, Ear Trumpet Labs, our board members, our volunteers, Hip Chicks Do Wine, Rogue Ale, and our raffle sponsors: Pacific Pie Co., ME Fitness, Bollywood Theater, Tasty N Sons, Higgins,  Toro Bravo, Mediterranean Exploration Company, Eastside Distilling, Nicole Peltz Kayak Adventures, Radio Room, Bishops Barbershop, The Naked Sheep Knit Shop, and Salt and Straw.

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Alberta AbbeyPortland Story Theater is proud to call Alberta Abbey their home. It's an up-and-coming creative space for performances and events in NE Portland, located just two blocks west of MLK with free off-street parking and wheelchair accessibility. The Alberta Abbey houses a collection of artists and creatives, including PDX Jazz, Maverick Main Stage Productions, Penny's Puppet Productions, Mercy McNab Photography, and The Attic Creative Collective. Gearing up for some amazing experiences, this beautiful venue is now equipped with a new sound system and spectacular lighting by Billy Bork of The Attic Creative Collective! 

email: tellers@portlandstorytheater.com
office: 503 284 2226  
mailing: 3333 NE 15th Avenue
             Portland, OR 97212
Tax ID - EIN #27-0670834
May 2015
Dear Friend of PST, We're coming into the final stretch of our season and we'd like nothing more than to see you at a show! Mark your calendars for Urban Tellers®: May 9th, June 13th, and July 11th, each one promises to be an evening of extraordinary stories from ordinary people, just like you. We had a chance to attend TEDxMtHood and hear some ideas worth knowing, including a talk by our own Sabina Haque, artist and storyteller. We're looking forward to partnering with TEDx in September. Our excursion over to Bend with The Essex was met with great enthusiasm, a sold-out house, and an invitation to return next year! Stay turned for more details about next season's shows, workshops, and other cool stuff that you can be a part of. 
Urban Tellers®, Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Alberta Abbey 8 PM
Buy TicketsCheryl Strayed had it right when she said, “Don't surrender all your joy for an idea you used to have about yourself that isn't true anymore.” The stories that people tell at Urban Tellers®  are personal narratives shaped by the truth and perspective of the present moment.
This month, we have an wonderful group of people: Steve Laskey, Mary McGill, Mark Cooper, Amanda Starr, Rich McPherson, and Sarah Schoenfeld, with stories about baby ultimatums, burdensome secrets, pouting in the back seat, messages from the other side, and conjuring fire out of the trees.
Join us on May 9th over at the Alberta Abbey. 21+ only.
Urban Tellers April 11, 2015
Storytelling Workshops 
Story House - Workshop SpaceDiscover your personal story and learn how to craft a new narrative using our unique creative method. Led by Portland Story Theater Founders, Lawrence Howard and Lynne Duddy, you will receive over 30 hours of coaching. Each workshop culminates in a show at the Alberta Abbey, where you’ll tell your story before a live audience. Every story is recorded and posted online. But it's the experience of opening your heart voice that is transformative. The Art of Personal Narrative workshop that starts on May 19th has 1 space left.
Call 503-284-2226 to claim it! Our last workshop before the fall, starting on June 17th, has 3 spaces available. 
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Do You Have A Story About Adoption?
We want to know if you would be interested in participating in a new series focused on Adoption. Has your life been touched by adoption? Are you a birth mother or birth father who surrendered your baby? Are you an adult searching for your birth family? Do you have a sibling that you hope to find? Have you adopted a child -- or tried to adopt a child -- here in the United States or abroad? Have you worked for an adoption agency? Let us know what you think: tellers@portlandstorytheater.com. We look forward to hearing from you!  
At the Alberta Abbey May 21-23
Blind Cafe
May the narrative be with you!®
Lawrence, Lynne, and Penny
Portland Story Theater, Inc.
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